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back. i'm joy reid in for melissa harris-perry. a shortage of water in the state of texas has left residents thirsty, frustrated, and saying what the frac. according to recent reports, the process of hydraulic fracking, more commonly known as fracking, which is used as oil extraction, is making the drought problem in the lone star state much worse. these areas in red that you're seeing on the map are parts of texas that are experiencing extreme and exceptional drought. the drought problem has become so bad that at least one texas resident is actually wishing for a natural disaster to help. rancher buck owens told the guardian newspaper that, quote, we've got to get floods. we've got to get a hurricane to move up in our country and just saturate everything to replenish the aquifer. while fracking makes up less than 1% of the water use in texas, in certain counties, according to a university of texas study, fracking uses up 50% of the water supply. but before we go any further, just what is fracking? i'm going to leave that explanation to "all in's" chris hayes, who not only explaine
to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. and when they ask us for our voter id, take out a photo of medgar evers, take out a photo of goodman, chaney, viola louisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this for the, a and it gives you the idea of who we are. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> i gach enough blood on that bridgidge selma, alabama for the right to vote. i'm not going to stand by and let the supreme court take the right to vote away from us. you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out and get in the way. >> congressman john lewis at yesterday's march on washington, 50th anniversary, invoking the historical legacy for voting equality, a struggle that very
of it to show you on television. texas highway police stopping women and compelling them to submit to cavity searches on the side of the road. not just once but at least twice last year. this happened on separate occasions in both parts of texas. both cases remarkably similar. two women pulled over, questioned by a trooper, claiming to smell marijuana in the vehicle. no evidence of drugs found in either case. a female officer arriving on the scene, pulling on a pair of gloves and using the same pair of gloves to perform anal and vaginal searches. what you just saw was an illegal and unconstitutional search one the department of safety complains is not part of policy, whose blatant disregard for privacy rights of women as of last month was very much the official policy of the state of texas thanks to the republican legislature which a few weeks ago passed some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation taking a page from across the country that limited women's reproductive choice. these laws completely bypass the complex constitutional questions and the supreme court has grappled wit
that cover the games. the university of texas football program made nearly $78 million last year alone. yes, college ball is good business for virtually everyone involved, except for those who actually play the game. those athletes whose blood, sweat, and tears sell all the tickets, jerseys, and television packages, athletes like johnny m manzell of texas a&m. the ncaa suspected he was paid for signing autographs. he's off the hook, slapped on the wrist for a half-game suspension, but this is just the latest chapter in a long debate about big-time college football. who's really winning when so many are making millions off everything remotely connected to the players, except the student athletes, who can't even make money off their own signature. joining me now, nicole hourback, a college sports reporter for "usa today," and our friend, roman ovin, who after playing two sports at the university of louisville, went on to a 12-year nfl career as an offensive tackle. also joel anderson, senior sports writer at buzzfeed, and david epstein, senior writer with "sports illustrated" and author of "t
. but the feel wuss to go from texas to florida, when you can't use a public toilet. the real deal was black soldiers had to sit by nazi prisons of war. i was arrested trying to leave the public library. >> talk to me about how in a moment where whatever challenges we face, for the most part people are not here fearing for their lives. they're not fearing that something horribly violent will occur, which is an indication of progress, but we don't want to just take this as a moment to sort of reflect. we want to take this as a moment to organize. how do we do that? >> now we have the white house and president in the congress. now we need not so much reflection and debatation, appropriation. the communities where black joblessness is 40% plus, 50% plus. new york, 50% plus. so we need to stop and employ, not just stop and frisk. stop and educate, stop and house. we took the biggest hit in the home foreclosure attacks, for example, racially targeted. so today, i hope barack obama will address the issue, revive the commitment for a constitutional right, and the state's right to vote. that's why s
texas governor rick perry didn't surprise us when he spent over a million taxpayer dollars for two special legislative sessions this summer to pass surprise restrictions on abortion providers. others like rick snyder talked the centrist talk while going from the right. city after city installing emergency managers with the power to set aside elected governments most famously in the largest city, detroit. pennsylvania governor tom corbett, so unpopular may not run for election in 2014, pushed forth a law disenfranchising voters prompting the court to smack it down. equally unpopular governor rick scott refuses to budge on the state's stand your ground law trying a second percentage of the voter rolls, no likely that legitimate voters will be bumped off the roles. governor kasich in ohio signed new restrictions on reproductive rights. the governor in maine, education andy, a included state funding for religious schools. list goes on and on. far right republican governor implementing agendas. north carolina, its governor, pat mccrory promised if he won, which he did last november, he
contortions. take a listen to this clip of representative roger williams, representative of texas, questioning sister simone campbell on the morality of anti-poverty programs. sister simone is the executive director of the catholic social justice lobbying organization network. >> don't you think a lot of this debate is the fact that we've lost our family values, we've got single parents and so forth, and we need to get back to that. that that has a lot to do with what we're talking about? >> i practiced family law for 18 years in oakland, california, and i found, with low-income families, that the biggest cause of family breakup was economic stressors and not being able to have enough wages. so i think the most important piece that we could do that would support families would be raise the minimum wage. it would be a significant support -- >> raise the minimum wage and not have a maximum wage like this administration is talking about. >> maximum wage, that's not a thing. williams' comments were timely. this week, fast food workers walked off their jobs and demanded a living wage of $15 an hour
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